Tristen Chernove, Canada’s top Paralympic cyclist, put on quite the gutsy performance in Rio on Friday. He turned a near catastrophic 15th place finish into a career defining moment in the men’s C1-2-3 road race. He displayed the kind of heart most would expect out of a Paralympic champion, by prevailing and finishing the race after a first lap crash.
Tristen Chernove makes his living off the air but, in Rio, he’s making his name on the road and track.
The airport executive from Cranbrook, B.C., won gold in the men’s paracycling time trial at the scenic seaside course Wednesday, completing his Paralympic rainbow that includes silver and bronze on the track earlier in the Paralympic Games.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Dan Chalifour knew translating last year’s Parapan Am successes into Paralympic medals would be a big challenge. The 44-year-old from Ste-Jerome, Que. and his pilot, 29-year-old Jean-Michel Lachance of Quebec City gave it their best effort but finished ninth in the Men’s B-class 3000m individual pursuit qualifiers on Thursday morning. […]